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  • Removal from Electronic Monitoring
    Beginning in 2005 many South Carolina sex offenders were ordered to be maintained on lifetime electronic monitoring. This was to continue even after completing probation. S.C. Code § 23-3-540 ...
  • Special concerns for minors investigated for sexual offenses.
    Minors can be investigated, arrested and convicted for sexually oriented offenses just like an adult can. Depending on the age of the child and the specific allegation the charges can be adult charges ...
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  • Operation Clean Slate
    On Friday, January 20, 2017, representatives from Richland County and the City of Columbia will be sponsoring Operation Clean Slate. This is a program designed to encourage individuals with ...
Criminal Defense - Click here to view all posts
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  • No More "Cohabitating" Domestic Violence
    In a major decision issued today by the South Carolina Supreme Court, individuals should no longer be arrested or prosecuted for domestic violence simply because they now or were formally living ...
  • Do You Really Need to Hire a Lawyer for a DUI?
    I meet with a lot of people who are charged with DUI herein Lexington and Columbia. During our meetings many have shared the same question. Do I really need to hire a lawyer for a DUI, especially if ...
  • Arrested for Child Pornography in Lexington?
    Recently there have been law enforcement arrests of Lexington area citizens and charged with various levels of offenses related to child pornography. Child pornography related charges can either be ...
Criminal Domestic Violence - Click here to view all posts
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  • No More "Cohabitating" Domestic Violence
    In a major decision issued today by the South Carolina Supreme Court, individuals should no longer be arrested or prosecuted for domestic violence simply because they now or were formally living ...
  • Don't wait until you are arrested to get help!
    Pre-Case Representation If you are under investigation for any crime you don’t have to wait until an arrest before you take action. We offer a comprehensive range of services designed to help ...
  • New CDV Bill Signed Into Law
    After many months of deliberation in the Statehouse, the new South Carolina Criminal Domestic Law has been signed into law. This is a major revision of our CDV statute entitled "Domestic Violence ...
Criminal Law & Policy - Click here to view all posts
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  • Fake Pro Bono Attorney Ads
    Recently we started hearing from callers to our office that they had received lists of several “ pro bono ” area criminal defense attorneys. These are people who would contact our office ...
  • What Should You Do if the Police Knock On Your Door?
    Many arrests begin after the police knock on someone's door. We are frequently asked by defendants who are arrested for crimes such as DUI, drug possession, or domestic violence how they should ...
  • What is the Difference Between Bail and Bond?
    One of the most confusing distinctions in the law is between the meaning of the terms Bail and Bond. It's so confusing that often times judges and lawyers will even get the terms mixed up. Both of ...
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  • Don't wait until you are arrested to get help!
    Pre-Case Representation If you are under investigation for any crime you don’t have to wait until an arrest before you take action. We offer a comprehensive range of services designed to help ...
  • Arrested for ordering marijuana by mail?
    If you’ve been charged with receiving marijuana, or any other drug, by mail, there are some things that you need to know. Ordering marijuana online is never a good idea. For every legitimate ...
  • What is the Lexington "Meth Triangle?"
    A large portion of Lexington County is infamous among law enforcement for its concentration of methamphetamine-related arrests. This area, called the "Meth Triangle" comprises approximately ...
DUI \ DUAC - Click here to view all posts
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  • How Do I File an Appeal in South Carolina?
    Did you receive and unfair conviction that you believe was based on an error? If so, then you should consider filing an appeal. This means that you ask a higher court—either the South Carolina ...
  • Clearing Your Record After a CDV Arrest
    Many people arrested for CDV are concerned about having a criminal record. Having a mark on your record can unnecessarily complicate future employment opportunities, your background check or even the ...
  • How Long Does a DUI Stay on My South Carolina Record?
    There are two components to a South Carolina DUI conviction; the first is criminal and the second is administrative. The criminal conviction that goes on your rap sheet will be there for life. There ...
Federal Prosecution - Click here to view all posts
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Leaving the Scene of an Accident - Click here to view all posts
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  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident in South Carolina
    As you may know, you not only have a moral, but legal responsibility to stop and render aid when you have been involved in a traffic accident. Whether the accident resulted in serious injury to the ...
Lexington Criminal Defense - Click here to view all posts
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  • Received a Call From James Snell Asking for Money?
    We have recently been contacted by an individual reporting that our law firm was representing the parent of a child who had provided illegal pictures to a man met through a dating site. The caller ...
  • Blackmail Scam: Pay for Daughter's Counseling
    Blackmail Scam: Pay for Daughter’s Counseling There is a very common scam making the rounds. It works like this: You are on a dating site and begin messaging with a woman. This might be a site ...
  • Arrested for Child Pornography in Lexington?
    Recently there have been law enforcement arrests of Lexington area citizens and charged with various levels of offenses related to child pornography. Child pornography related charges can either be ...
License Suspension - Click here to view all posts
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Local Stories - Click here to view all posts
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  • Operation Clean Slate
    On Friday, January 20, 2017, representatives from Richland County and the City of Columbia will be sponsoring Operation Clean Slate. This is a program designed to encourage individuals with ...
  • James R. Snell, Jr. Presents to Members of Lexington County Bar Association
    On October 16, 2014, attorney James R. Snell, Jr., presented during a continuing legal education program to the members of the Lexington County Bar Association. Mr. Snell's presentation was ...
  • What is the Lexington "Meth Triangle?"
    A large portion of Lexington County is infamous among law enforcement for its concentration of methamphetamine-related arrests. This area, called the "Meth Triangle" comprises approximately ...
Online Crime - Click here to view all posts
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  • Arrested for Child Pornography in Lexington?
    Recently there have been law enforcement arrests of Lexington area citizens and charged with various levels of offenses related to child pornography. Child pornography related charges can either be ...
  • Facebook May Jeopardize Your Confidentiality
    Have you ever wondered how Facebook comes up with its suggestions for people you may know? Facebook's method for suggesting people is a trade-secret. However it seems possible that if you install ...
  • Increase in South Carolina Prostitution Stings
    During the past several months, we have noticed an increase in the number of South Carolina communities that are operating prostitution stings. These stings may be designed to arrest either the ...
Pre-Trial Intervention - Click here to view all posts
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Property Crimes - Click here to view all posts
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  • Greenville's John Education Program
    The Greenville Solicitor's office has started a special type of diversion program entitled the John Education Program. Successful completion of this program will result in a dismissal of a ...
  • Increase in South Carolina Prostitution Stings
    During the past several months, we have noticed an increase in the number of South Carolina communities that are operating prostitution stings. These stings may be designed to arrest either the ...
  • Prostitution, Solicitation & Entrapment in South Carolina
    Like almost every other state in the U.S., South Carolina upholds strict laws against prostitution and solicitation—making it a crime to either offer sexual favors for money or offer money for ...
Sex Crimes - Click here to view all posts
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  • Arrested for Child Pornography in Lexington?
    Recently there have been law enforcement arrests of Lexington area citizens and charged with various levels of offenses related to child pornography. Child pornography related charges can either be ...
  • Removal from Electronic Monitoring
    Beginning in 2005 many South Carolina sex offenders were ordered to be maintained on lifetime electronic monitoring. This was to continue even after completing probation. S.C. Code § 23-3-540 ...
  • Don't wait until you are arrested to get help!
    Pre-Case Representation If you are under investigation for any crime you don’t have to wait until an arrest before you take action. We offer a comprehensive range of services designed to help ...
Theft & Embezzlement - Click here to view all posts
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  • Don't wait until you are arrested to get help!
    Pre-Case Representation If you are under investigation for any crime you don’t have to wait until an arrest before you take action. We offer a comprehensive range of services designed to help ...
  • Khol's Shoplifting Defense
    One of the more common shoplifting arrest cases that we see are from Khol's. This mid-range department store caters to shoppers with a variety of clothing and general housewares. To keep prices ...
  • Resolving a Wal-Mart Shoplifting Charge
    It should come as no surprise that America's number one retailer is also one of the top enforcers of shoplifting laws. Wal-Mart uses loss prevention employees who work in stores around the clock ...
Traffic Law Offenses - Click here to view all posts
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Trespassing - Click here to view all posts
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